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Mrs. Reyes from Stockton CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Reading CLOSEly

Help me give my students the tools they need to practice CLOSE reading with Sharpie Accent Pocket-Style Highlighters.

  • $225 goal

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My Students

We are an elementary school that uses an inquiry-based curriculum. Our students learn that it is important to be curious about the world around them. Students play a huge role in the direction of our lessons.

Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with 100% of our students receiving free lunch.

Our students also come from various cultural backgrounds. Although diverse in their backgrounds, they come together to learn how to become inquiring citizens of the world.

Our school strives to empower compassionate global thinkers who ask questions, and take action.

My Project

The Sharpie highlighters and post its will help my students look at a text CLOSEly. They will be able to color-code and highlight the important parts, vocabulary, connections, evidence, and questions they have as they read. The post its will enable students to write notes in the margins. The pencil pouches will help students keep track of their CLOSE reading tool kit.

My students will become detectives as they read CLOSEly.

They will use the tools in their tool CLOSE reading tool kit to look for clues, gather evidence, and ask questions. These "detective" skills will help them to become better readers.

Mrs. Reyes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Pencil Pouch, Assorted Colors • Staples Advantage $2.59 28 $72.52
Sharpie Accent Pocket-Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 5/pk (27075) • Staples Advantage $2.47 28 $69.16
Sharpie Extra Fine Oil Base Paint Marker, Metallic Silver Ink, 1 Each • Staples Advantage $3.86 1 $3.86

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